The 2017-18 Humanities on the Edge lecture series concludes with a 5:30 p.m. April 19 lecture from Bridget R. Cooks, an expert on African-American art and culture.
The talk, which is free and open to the public, is in the Sheldon Museum of Art’s Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium.
Cooks is an associate professor at the University of California, Irvine, where she fills a joint appointment in the Department of African American Studies and the Department of Art History. She is also guest curator at Sheldon Museum of Art for one of its six gallery installations in “Re-Seeing the Permanent Collection: The Long 1968.”
Her gallery within the exhibition is titled, “Revising the Future.” It features 12 artworks created within the mid-20th century context of the modern civil rights movement. The imagery express feelings of dislocation, curiosity, uncertainty and hope.
Humanities on the Edge is a speaker series with a goal to promote cross-disciplinary conversation and theoretical research in the humanities. The 2017-18 theme is “Post-Revolutionary Futures.”